The Colorado Daily

Stuart WhitehairAnalyst INovember 17, 2009

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 24:  Tyler Polumbus #77 of the Colorado Buffaloes looks on durng the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on November 24, 2006 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska won 37-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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November 16

Dateline Boulder – Hawkins still coach

There are volumes of speculation about who could replace Dan Hawkins as head coach at the University of Colorado. If and when there is a need for a new coach, this site will spend a great deal of time sifting through the options. Until that time, however, we have to deal with what is …

CU Athletic Director Mike Bohn : “There is no timeline” for making a decision about the Buffs’ head coach for 2010. “Our efforts are in creating an environment for him to be successful,” said Bohn. “We are putting every ounce of energy, support and effort into creating an environment for us to be successful. That’s where our energy is.” As to the possibility of former Denver Bronco head coach Mike Shanahan being in the mix: “The position is not open.”

CU head coach Dan Hawkins : Worried about his immediate future? “No, Mike has been great. No, not at all,” said Hawkins. “You keep plugging along. And you do what you can do. I think Mike has an appreciation for that … You can only live by virtue and virtue alone. So you stick with that and keep plugging along.”

Any chance of defeating No. 12 Oklahoma State , on the road, five days after setting a school record for consecutive road conference losses? “Our staff has been very positive throughout the whole year and are doing things right along side our kids, so I think they know we are here with them, and I’ve told them that I love them, I do,” said Hawkins. “And I think as we grow up a little bit and clean some things up – whether it’s penalties or turnovers, or those types of things, we will find ourselves able to win a few more ballgames.”

Okay, coach. 3 & 5/6 seasons – let us know when you plan on having those “types of things” cleaned up.

Until then, there are only two numbers which really count: 16 and 31.